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As Prescribed Blog



As Prescribed Blog

Fatigue & Hearing Loss

Kimberly Knudsen, CCC-A, Au.D. Kimberly Knudsen, CCC-A, Au.D. December 6, 2022 0 Comments Audiology

Fatigue & Hearing Loss Hearing loss has been linked to a number of physical, social and psychological conditions, including dementia, diabetes, anxiety, depression and social withdrawal. One of its lesser-known side effects is fatigue. If you have been feeling more tired than usual lately and have hearing loss, there may be a correlation between the […]

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Preventative Foot Care for Diabetics

Latisha Smith-Chase, MD Latisha Smith-Chase, MD November 23, 2022 0 Comments General Health

If you have diabetes, taking good care of your feet is crucial to prevent hospital stays and other serious injuries. 1 in 4 hospital stays for people with diabetes are due to a condition called diabetic foot. Diabetic foot occurs when high blood sugar damages blood vessels and nerves in your feet. Foot ulcers, foot […]

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Understanding Diabetes

Alyssa Turcotte, BSN, RN Alyssa Turcotte, BSN, RN November 1, 2022 0 Comments General Health

Today there are millions of people living with diabetes. Diabetes education is important to help you manage your health.   Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas does not make enough insulin or when the body does not use the insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps move glucose […]

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Mammogram and Breast Biopsy FAQs

Laura Jacobson, BSN, RN Laura Jacobson, BSN, RN October 25, 2022 0 Comments General Health

When it comes to mammograms and biopsies, I understand that you may have some questions about the process, and as a breast care coordinator, I am here to answer any questions you may have or guide you in the direction of the answer. Q: How do I schedule a mammogram? A: You can now schedule […]

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Medicare Part D: What You Need to Know

Anthony Knutson, PharmD, BCPS Anthony Knutson, PharmD, BCPS October 20, 2022 0 Comments General Health

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans is active now and goes through December 7, 2022! Patients 65 years and older eligible for Medicare benefits should take advantage of this time to ensure they select the appropriate insurance plan for the upcoming 2023 year. The first step in this process is to […]

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Enjoy the Harvest of a Life Well Heard

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. October 12, 2022 0 Comments Audiology

At Fort HealthCare Audiology, we’re committed to providing our patients with the best quality of care, as well as the latest information about living a life with healthy hearing. Below we review a recent study that correlated hearing aid use with a slower rate of cognitive decline. The study was conducted by the University of […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Prevention

Dr. Jonathan McLaughlin Dr. Jonathan McLaughlin September 30, 2022 0 Comments General Health

Treatment for breast cancer is ever improving, but there’s still the best chance of survival if caught early on. According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer sometime in their lives. There are a few things you can do to help early detection. Breast self-awareness: Conducting a breast self-exam […]

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Christine Chuppa, MD Christine Chuppa, MD August 31, 2022 0 Comments General Health

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is rare but often goes undetected. Because there are currently no general screening tests available, it’s important to pay attention to your body and understand risk factors. According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), it is the number one cause of death from gynecologic […]

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COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Sierra Kuehl Sierra Kuehl July 19, 2022 0 Comments General Health

Although there are many different measures in place to protect us from the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, the fight is not over yet. Viruses are constantly changing or mutating their genes, which can result in new variants of the same virus. Some variants spread more quickly than others, leading to an increase in cases […]

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July is National Sarcoma Awareness Month

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare July 1, 2022 0 Comments General Health

July is National Sarcoma Awareness Month. Sarcoma cancer’s are an uncommon and rare group of cells, which arise in bones, connective tissues, fat and muscle. They can affect almost any part of the body, inside or out. The main regions that Sarcoma Cancer cells typically affect, include the arms, legs and trunk area. Sarcoma cancer’s […]

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